The new Jaguar F-Type was unveiled towards the end of 2019, showcasing what’s being called the biggest update to be received by the Porsche 911-rivaling sportscar. While the COVID-19 crisis might have delayed its entry into the Indian market, the F-Type finally comes to us in its newest avatar.
Immediately noticeable are the changes upfront – it’s sharper to look at and receives a new set of J-shaped LED DRLs. While the slimmer lights make it look wider and closer to the ground – it retains the overall dimensions and silhouette of the previous generation F-Type and no, we aren’t complaining. The F-Type has always been a beauty to look at, and these updates just make it better. Materials used on the inside feel more premium, and the instrumentation and the infotainment systems have been updated.
So if the dimensions haven’t changed, why is this being called the F-Type’s biggest update? Well, that’s because most of the changes lie under the hood. In addition to a stiffer chassis, the F-Type is now being offered with three engine powertrains. First up is the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that puts out 296bhp and 400Nm of torque in the F-Type 300. It takes 5.7 seconds (claimed) to sprint from 0-100kmph, and is with an eight-speed automatic that sends all the power to the rear wheels.
Then there is the F-Type P450 that brings along a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 under the hood that puts out 444bhp and 580Nm of torque. This variant takes 4.6 seconds (claimed) to reach the 100kmph mark from standstill, and is equipped with the same eight-speed RWD automatic transmission.
The F-Type P575 is the most hardcore, performance-oriented F-Type currently on sale. The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 is more aggressively tuned, putting out 567bhp and 700Nm of torque which propels it from zero to 100kmph in 3.7 seconds (claimed).
Prices of the updated Jaguar F-Type start from Rs 95.12 lakh (ex-showroom), and you can book yours on Jaguar India’s website or even play around in their configurator.
Variant-wise prices (ex-showroom):
Jaguar F-Type P300 Coupe: Rs 95.12 lakh onwards
Jaguar F-Type P300 Convertible: Rs 1.06 crore onwards
Jaguar F-Type P450 Coupe: Rs 1.26 crore onwards
Jaguar F-Type P450 Convertible: Rs 1.35 crore onwards
Jaguar F-Type P575 Coupe: Rs 2.27 crore onwards
Jaguar F-Type P575 Convertible: Rs 2.42 crore onwards